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First Time Offenders in Florida

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

We all make mistakes at one time or another in our lives. Nowadays minor situations can quickly get out of control, even those with no criminal records may find themselves being read their Miranda Rights by the police. Someone that has never been arrested or charged with a crime before may be very frightened… Read More »

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White Collar Crimes in Florida

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

What Is White Collar Crime? When you hear the phrase “white collar crime” it may sound a little strange. What does this mean? Is it a fancier version of crime? Does it only apply to crimes of a certain dollar value, or committed by a certain person? The term was first used in 1939,… Read More »

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Misdemeanors and Felonies in Florida

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When someone is charged with a crime, it will be categorized as a felony or a misdemeanor. Each state has its own laws regarding the two, with different classifications, requirements, and thresholds. What may count as a misdemeanor in one state could earn you a felony conviction in another. A felony is the more… Read More »

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Record Sealing and Expungement in Florida

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Do you get anxious every time you are filling out a job application because you know you will have to disclose your prior criminal record? The life-long negative repercussions of having a criminal record can be devastating. Our attorneys do not think that people should be forced to carry the stigma of certain prior… Read More »

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Why Are More Americans Than Ever Getting Busted?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Why Are More Americans Than Ever Getting Busted? – Reason.com

https://reason.com/2019/10/03/why-are-more-americans-than-ever-getting-busted/

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The Top Causes of Florida Car Accidents and Simple ways to Avoid Them

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Almost every driver will be impacted by at least one car accident in their time driving. The causes of every car accident vary. For some drivers, alcohol or speeding is the root of the cause, which will most likely result in a personal injury claim. For others, weather or mechanical failure is to blame…. Read More »

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Should You Take the Field Sobriety Test?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Drivers often get pulled over because police officers suspect that they have been driving under the influence (DUI). However, this is not always the case. Usually in this case, the police officer already believes that the driver has consumed alcohol and will ask him or her to submit to a standard field sobriety test…. Read More »

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Divorcing a Spouse that has a Substance Abuse Problem

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

In the United States millions of people suffer from severe drug and alcohol addictions. It may be extremely difficult for you to watch your spouse go through life with a serious addiction. From the withdrawals, irritability, and lack of concern for his or her own personal hygiene, it may feel like your spouse is… Read More »

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What are the Penalties for Soliciting Prostitution?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Due to the convenience and availability that escorts and other sex workers can be found and hired on the internet, solicitation of prostitution has become a progressively more widespread crime. Consequently, police officers have strengthened their VICE forces in an effort to arrest and take legal action against men or women that hire sex… Read More »

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Are Incarcerated Parents Required to Pay Child Support?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Even after a parent is found guilty of a crime and incarcerated, life on the outside does not come to a screeching halt. The parent may still have a child and other responsibilities to consider from behind bars. A caregiver may be in place for a child after his or her parent is sent… Read More »

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